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Philosophy in Context : Arabic and Syriac manuscripts transmission in the Mediterranean World

Philosophy in Context : Arabic and Syriac manuscripts transmission in the Mediterranean World

Objective

Philosophy in Context : Arabic and Syriac manuscript transmissions in the Mediterranean (PhiC)
This project aims to solve two major difficulties in research in the history of philosophy: 1) understanding the conditions of the reception and the transmission in the Mediterranean World of philosophy of Greek tradition in the Arabic and Syriac languages; 2) discovering the numerous works buried in libraries in a systematic way, instead of by chance. Thanks to a methodical pooling of the information given in the catalogs of manuscripts and, much more, to the systematic examination of the collections, we will be able not only to identify new texts but also get all kinds of information about the places and the institutions where the texts circulated, their copyists, sponsors, readers, etc. It will thus be finally possible to get a clear idea of how the products of pure reason were welcomed in Islam, and of the motivations of the collectors of manuscripts in Europe since the Renaissance (was it to satisfy the needs of scholarship, to translate the texts or to provide direct inspiration for creative thinking?). This work will be based on the cross-information allowed by the ABJAD database, that will be operational within the project itself. This project thus requires a strongly interdisciplinary approach, combining a thourough knowledge in the history of philosophy, philology, codicology and computer science.
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Principal Investigator

Maroun Aouad (Prof.)

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Address

Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 495 315,81

Principal Investigator

Maroun Aouad (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Chiara Chelini (Ms.)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 495 315,81

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269725

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 495 315,81

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 315,81

Hosted by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France